Ma Yansong for Alessi Project: Awesome Floating Earth
Designed by Ma Yansong, A chinese archited for Alessi. This piece of furniture is a tray dubbed Floating Earth by the creator. The tray resembles a bonsai. The eariness created by the reflecting flat tray giving you a sense of serenity.
Ma Yansong describe it’s creation in a poem (unedited for your philosopical curiosity);
A tray , like earth, holds many things.
we look to the earth
but see see only what rests upon it.
she fades from sight,
and seems not to exist.
yet she persists.
a boundless surface
upon which all is reflected;
the home, the city.
an ever-expanding scope.
each rising layer, then, a tower storey.
an unscripted space full of kinetic potential.
but rooted in the still, same earth.
there is nothing without the earth
and yet the earth is not here for us -
she can leave anytime.
it is the blue sky that she loves
There, you might get a sense of what kind of Ma Yansong in it. <via>